What is root canal treatment?
A root canal is a treatment used to repair and save a tooth that is badly decayed, rotten or becomes infected, allowing your natural tooth to be saved rather than extracted (always the best option where possible). During a root canal procedure, the nerve and rotten pulp is removed and the inside of the tooth is cleaned and sealed. Root canal treatment has a very high success rate. And because the final step of the root canal procedure is a restoration such as a crown or a filling, no-one will be able to tell you've had it done. Find out more about root canal treatments.